PALO ALTO, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Feb. 14, 2011 — Yubico, a leading provider of easy and secure login solutions, today announced that its YubiKey USB authentication key, is now available as one of the strong authentication methods in Symantec’s VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service.
The VIP Authentication Service is the leading cloud-based authentication service that enables enterprises to secure online access and transactions to help obtain compliance and reduce fraud risk. A fully hosted strong authentication Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, VIP offers a cost-effective way to give legitimate users access to business resources, enterprise applications and online websites while protecting against identity thieves and cyber criminals. The service supports a range of OATH-compliant One Time Password (OTP) methods, including mobile phone apps, display tokens – and most recently YubiKeys.
The YubiKey simplifies the process of logging in with a One Time Password token as it does not require the user to re-type OTPs from a display device into the login field of the computer. The YubiKey is inserted in the USB-port of any computer and the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey, and without the need of any client software or drivers. The ruggedized, ultra-thin, battery-free, crush safe and waterproof design has also been fundamental to the success of the YubiKey, currently used by over 10,000 customers globally.
“By integrating the VIP Authentication Service into the YubiKey, Yubico can now provide its customers with increased levels of security at the touch of a button,” said Kerry Loftus, senior director of product management for User Authentication at Symantec.
“We are glad that a growing number of VIP users and customers can now enjoy the YubiKey, with its ease of use and minimal size,” said Stina Ehrensvärd, CEO & founder of Yubico.
VIP enabled YubiKeys may now be ordered from the Yubico Web store and may be used on all VIP compliant services, including the free Symantec™ Personal Identity Portal. To get a VIP enabled YubiKey, go to: https://yubico.com/VIP.
Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts.
The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.
Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.
Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: www.yubico.com.